Sunday, June 4, 2017

Garden planted

Hey everyone,
Big Diehl here. I've been under the weather for the past month. Which caused me to fall behind on planting  my little leafy children.
But thanks to my loving wife and some really great friends, my plants are nestled in their beds.
The peppers living in my garden this growing season are as follows:
Carolina Reaper
Naga Morich
Bhut  Jolokia
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
Cherry Bomb
Jalapeño
Habanero
Cayenne
Cajun Bell
Lunchbox Orange
I'm  trying some new things out to see how well they do with my setup. I'll keep posting new pics periodically to show the progress.
From all of us here at Big Diehl Peppers
Stay spicy.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Home made weed killer

Hey folks,
A while back we mentioned a home made weed killer that we found on Pinterest, At first we were very skeptical about it. But hey try anything once, right?

We knew if we were going to try this out, we would have to document it so we could share the results with all of you guys. So, below are our findings in our home made weed killer experiment.


Instructions:

Mix salt, dish soap and vinegar in an old dish soap squirting bottle.
(The old dish soap bottle works great so you can aim)

Our proportions were
1/4 salt
1/4 dish soap
1/2 vinegar

Shake until mixed and bring your gardening wrath to bear upon those nasty weeds!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Facebook Featured Pepper Series

Featured Pepper: Jalapeño
The jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum.
Possibly the most widely recognized chili pepper, not to mention the most widely used. The Jalapeño is used in everything from nacho toppings to bringing the heat in salsa. These little fellows pack a punch though so beware. Boasting a 2,500-8,000 SHU it's the perfect place to begin getting adventurous with chilis. I myself use them quite a lot in my Pepper Grinds.
Grinds that include Jalapeno are :
Rocky's Mild Grind
Wild Mild
Heat Wave

Featured Pepper : Poblano
The poblano is a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Dried, it is called ancho or chile ancho, from the Mexican Spanish name ancho ("wide") or chile ancho ("wide chile"). Stuffed fresh and roasted.
These delectable peppers have a slight smoky flavor even before they've met any actual smoke. I personally love these peppers these are one of my most utilized peppers for their smoky taste in my blends.
Grinds that include Poblano peppers are :
Wing Night
Rocky's Mild Grind
Rib Lover
Smoke Bomb
Sweet Hurt


Featured Pepper : Cayenne
The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, red hot chili pepper, aleva, bird pepper. It is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, and others.
Most commonly used in a powdered form, however, these skinny little peppers have a fiery secret. The rate 30,000-50,000 SHU. They are little red powerhouses when it comes to heat. I use these a bit in my milder blends to give that hot punch without burning your face off.
Grinds that include Cayenne Pepper :
Wing Night
Rocky's Mild Grind
Wild Mild



Featured Pepper : Habanero
Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, yellow, green, and purple are also seen. Habanero chilis are very hot, rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.
Bringing the heat with a touch of citrus flavor the habanero is not for the uninitiated into the world of chilis. No one will judge you if the Habanero is too hot for your to handle.
Grinds that include Habanero :
Smoke Bomb
Heat Wave
Sweet Hurt
Wildfire




Monday, August 3, 2015

New Look, Same Great Taste


We are revamping our look a little bit to 
better connect with potential customers.
What do you guys think?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Check out our new garden space

Here you see my lovely wife standing over our new backyard garden space complete with planter boxes.

Just a small taste of what's to come folks, keep checking back as we keep growing as spring marches onward.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New House


Hi pepper fans

Big Diehl here just letting you know that I've been a little preoccupied with the buying of a house, moving and whatnot. So, I apologize for my laxness in posts. I will have a new post this weekend and pics of the new garden space we're tilling at our home. I now have my own office with storage and grow stations for the teensy plants. Which, I must add, is separate from my wife's studio space finally(to our collective relief). 

More of my pepper plants have sprouted so I've gotten a few Bolivian rainbow pepper sprouts now along with two big poblano plants. 



Also, I'm looking locally for some farm markets I can participate in this year in and around the Verona/Penn Hills Pa area. If any of you chile heads knows of any send me some info at my email address.



So, as always Big things are coming and it's always a Big Diehl.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Big List o' Reviews


Alright folks here's the review list of the folks I bought seeds off of and how well they've faired so far.

We'll do it like this

Pepper type 
# planted
# sprouted
Seller


Cayenne
5 planted
3 sprouted
Everwilde Farms

Jalapeno 
5 planted
1 sprouted
Everwilde Farms

Habanero
5 planted
0 sprouted
Burpee

Cherry Bomb
5 planted 
0 Sprouted
Burpee

Wax
3 planted 
0 sprouted
Burpee

Cubanelle
3 planted
0 sprouted
Everwilde Farms

Thai
3 planted
1 sprouted
Burpee

Bell 
5 planted
1 sprouted
Burpee

Bolivian Rainbow
3 planted
0 sprouted
Seeds n Things

Pimento
3 planted 
0 sprouted
Everwilde Farms


Last but not least come the two at opposite ends of the spectrum

Carolina Reaper
3 planted
4 sprouted
Pepper Gardeners
(there was a half seed so I thought I'd toss it in and it sprouted also, giving me 4 sprouts)

Poblano
0 planted
0 sprouted
seed Survivor
(I never received the seeds I ordered)




Over all I would buy again from most of these sellers. Definitely buying more from pepper gardeners and Everwilde farms.
I will however not be buying from seed survivor in the future.


Hope you all enjoyed my findings so far. I'll keep you all posted on any new progress and changes in my opinion.

From my garden to yours keep it spicy!